12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly + Train:  12 h
1
Bath
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Weymouth
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
6
Carlisle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenget engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, thenadmire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Circus.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Bath is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Tours
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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Walking tours
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Falmouth Lifeboat, thensteep yourself in history at Pendennis Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Lanhydrock House and Garden. On the next day, don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, thenexplore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and then make a trip to Salthouse Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Falmouth travel route planner.

Getting from Bath to Falmouth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Falmouth, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Ives, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, Lanhydrock House and Garden
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Falmouth Lifeboat ©
Falmouth Lifeboat
Pendennis Castle ©
Pendennis Castle

1
night
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour, steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Portland Bill Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to Weymouth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Weymouth

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland Bill Lighthouse
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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) ©
Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
Nothe Fort ©
Nothe Fort

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, thenexplore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lucy's Farm, and finally identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry, cool off at Dorset Adventure Park, and then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Swanage route planner.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Swanage takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Swanage, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove
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Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry ©

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step aboard HMS Warrior 1860, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thensteep yourself in history at Winchester Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arundel Castle and Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip planner.

You can drive from Swanage to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Carlisle.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Chichester Cathedral, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Winchester Cathedral
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Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860

2
nights
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Windermere, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Portsmouth to Carlisle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Carlisle sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Lake Windermere, Aira Force Waterfall, St Mary's Church
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

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